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    Patients with multiple sclerosis often receive a "hit and miss" treatment when the disease breaks out. A blood analysis is now for the first time able to reveal which of the two most important first-line drugs is better suited for which patients.

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    Three professors from Würzburg University have been commended as "highly cited researchers". Thomas Reuters awards this title to researchers whose work receives exceptional attention worldwide and is highly cited by scientists. Professor Laurens Molenkamp is "Citation Laureate".

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    Using software to tune a piano: Two physicists from the University of Würzburg are making this happen. They have made their tool "Entropy Piano Tuner" available for free download on the Internet.

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    For the first time, physicists from the University of Würzburg have successfully modelled and studied a particularly chaotic system in quantum nature. The work by Professor Sven Höfling and Christian Schneider as part of an international project is now published in the renowned journal Nature.

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    Decreasing trade barriers between the US and Europe: This is the goal of the proposed TTIP agreement which is highly controversial. Economists from the University of Würzburg contribute to opinion forming by estimating the impact of TTIP on purchasing power.

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    Scientists from the University of Würzburg have discovered a promising approach to treat a genetically caused nervous disease. Instead of resorting to gene therapy, the scientists have targeted phagocytes they identified as promoters of the disease.

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    A circadian clock is not mandatory for living beings to adapt their activities to a day-night cycle – at least under certain conditions. Other mechanisms are capable of compensating for the loss of the molecular clock as researchers from the University of Würzburg have now shown.

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    Fields of rapeseed crop are growing continuously in Germany. As a consequence, more insecticides are being put out on fields to fight animal pests such as the pollen beetle. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have now discovered a simple alternative to chemicals.

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    Physicists study how to achieve perfect absorption of light with the help of rough ultrathin films.

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    Five female Engineering Science graduates have received awards from the Bavarian Science Ministry. One of them is the Würzburg IT specialist Kathrin Borchert. In her master’s thesis she examined how recommendation systems impact on crowdsourcing platforms.

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    Travelling with the research vessel “Polarstern” into the ice of the Arctic – this is something that many scientists dream of doing. Two doctoral students from the University of Würzburg have been on board. On an ice floe it became clear that they are on the right track with their research work.

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    Abandoning expensive and toxic materials in chemical synthesis: This is the goal pursued by scientists at the University of Würzburg. In the magazine "Angewandte Chemie", they describe a new way to achieve this goal, a surprise included.

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    Once again, the prestigious Shanghai Ranking has placed the University of Würzburg among the world’s top 200 universities. It is one of only three Bavarian and thirteen German universities in this league.

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    Boroles could be a highly interesting class of materials for practical use in photovoltaic or LED applications – if it weren't for the molecules' extreme instability. Chemists from Würzburg have now discovered a powerful stabiliser.

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